Life Saving Surgery

My sister Alanna and I are reaching out to ye as we are trying to raise funds to help our lovely mom Tara.
Mom was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only 21 and we have grown up watching her battle this debilitating illness whilst always smiling through her pain.
Over the past few years, she has developed new illnesses as a result of side effects of medications and due to the progression of the disease. 
Yesterday mom met a neurosurgeon who informed her that she requires immediate surgery on her neck as he explained her top two vertebrae are dislocating.
The medical term for this is Atlantoaxil Subluxation and results in immediate death upon full dislocation.
We are expecting the surgery to be conducted within the next 4-5 weeks and we have set up this appeal to help raise the funds required for this life saving surgery. There are a succession of surgeries required where the initial surgery will deal with stabilising the C1 and C2 which also includes a Pelvic Bone-graft.
12 weeks later a fusion of C4 and C5 and 12 weeks later Mom needs to have a heart ablation.
It is going to be a long year and the funds we are hoping to raise will go towards Mom being able to avail of having these surgeries and making the required adaptations to our house. 
We will keep ye posted on a periodic basis as mom goes through these various surgeries and with your help you can help save our Mom's life. 
Thank you for reading our appeal and as ye can imagine we are truly heartbroken and thank you in advance for your support.


  • Anonymous 
    • €17 
    • 4 hrs
  • Ayeda Nadeem 
    • €10 
    • 11 hrs
  • Anna Riordan 
    • €10 
    • 13 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • €10 
    • 14 hrs
  • Margaret Costello  
    • €5 
    • 14 hrs
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